Athea-U14s after winning the Shield Final in Mick Neville Park on Saturday last. Also in the photo are their coaches Morgan O Connor, Denis Sheahan and Tom-Collins

Well Done

To Athea U14’s who were crowned County Shield final champions when they defeated Ballybricken/Bohermore in the final in Mick Neville Park last Saturday.

See report in GAA notes

Milford Hospice

Athea Coiste na nÓg will be holding a table quiz in aid of Milford hospice this Friday night October 11 at The Top of the town bar in Athea at 9.30pm. Quiz master on the night will be John Hunt. All monies raised on the night will go to Milford hospice. This is a very worthy cause and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Also there is three draws left for our Club draw, Oct, Nov and Dec

St. Vincent De Paul

The Athea Conference of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul gratefully acknowledges a very generous contribution from the Knockdown Vintage Club from the proceeds of their recent Vintage Day. Sincere thanks and good wishes to their club.


Journal Time ! 

Can’t believe it but it is that time of year again when we look for articles, photos etc. for Athea Parish Journal.

As usual we will look after your photos and return them to you after publication. We need to have all material in by the last Friday in October to ensure we are out in good time before Christmas so we appeal to all clubs, organisations and individuals to please get working on your contributions straight away.


 Abbeyfeale Notes

by Marian Harnett


‘In the mood…& all that jazz!’ concert will kick off with a cheese and wine reception at 7.30pm in the Glorach on Friday, October 18.  This musical extravaganza features the cream of local musical talent with Riona Curtin and Helen Hasenfuss performing ragtime; Mick O’Donnell and friends with their take on gospel; and Rebecca Stryker and Laura Sheehy singing songs from the musicals.  Members of the Abbeyfeale Youth Theatre will also perform.  Mick Guinane will kick off the proceedings with his trumpet and the second half is crammed full of jazz, with a jazz quintet from Limerick that will close the show.  MC for the evening is Marian Harnett.  Tickets cost €10 and proceeds from this event will be used to support the Glorach Community theatre.  The remaining tickets for this event which are almost sold out are available from Ann Lyons, The Square or by phoning 087 6866450.


The Arts Assembly weekend will draw to a close in the GAA clubhouse at 8pm on Sunday, October 20 with a special performance from a variety of Abbeyfeale’s premier poets and players.  ‘Let us entertain you’ will feature choice snippets from the plays ‘the Chastitute’, ‘Dancing with Lughnasa’, ‘the Field’ and ‘Big Maggie’ – all performed by 16 members of the Abbeyfeale Drama Group.  Dick Woulfe will take to the stage as a Sean chai, while Tom Lee becomes Hamlet. Be prepared for the hilarious antics of Katie Moloney in D’unbelieveables and the appearance of Nicky Cotter as a D-list superhero.  Special appearances on the night will include a recital by local poet Jackie Harnett .  MC for the evening will be Richie Roche and tickets are €5 each. Tickets are available from the Farmers’ Market, Batt Harnett and Ann Lyons or by phoning 087 6866450.


Afternoon tea dancing resumes at Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, October 13 from 3-6pm with music by the Seamus Sheehy Band.  Admission €5.  Teas served. All welcome.  This is a fundraiser for the AAA